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Today's Sports

  • Rockets fall to Oldham, 14-9

    The SCHS football team played one of its better games of the year Friday, but came up short to a talented Oldham squad, 14-9.

    The Rockets led 6-0 at halftime on a Nigel Beach one-yard score and moved ahead 9-0 in the third quarter on a 24-yard Matt Nakatani field goal in the third, but the Colonels had an answer.

    Oldham scored after the Rockets muffed a punt return in the third, and then took the lead in the fourth when they scored after another Rocket fumble.

    For a full recap of the game, see Wednesday's Sentinel-News.

  • Powder Rough?

    Powder Puff football is one of the homecoming traditions throughout the South.

    I remember watching the games when I was in high school. Girls in eye-black and mouth guards, high school players as coaches.

    Good times, good times.

    But Tuesday’s annual Senior vs. Junior showdown a SCHS didn’t have the usual good-natured feel.

    No, rowdy coaches and aggressive girls got the game called off late in the second half with the seniors ahead, 13-0.

  • Longtime SCHS coach going to...

    Roland Dale coached track and field at SCHS for 27 years and cross country for 26. He had All-state runners and individual state champs, his teams finished third at the state in both sports, but he didn’t expect this.

    Last week Dale found out he was being inducted into the KHSAA Hall of Fame for track and cross country at a banquet Saturday in Lexington.

    “You know, you’re always surprised when your peers consider you for an honor like this,” he said.

  • Rockets eyeing South Oldham for...

    The Shelby County Rockets will have what looks like its best shot at a victory this season when South Oldham visits Robert Doyle Stadium tonight.

    Both teams are 0-8 on the season, and SCHS Coach Todd Shipley said that's all the more reason the Rockets must remain focused.

    "We can't take anybody lightly," he said. "South Oldham is doing the same thing we are -- 'We're playing Shelby County, so this is our best chance to get a win.' I'm more concerned about the little things we're doing that keep hurting us."

  • Former Rocket named to all-...

    Centre College senior and former SCHS Rocket Neil Murphy has been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District football team by the College of Sports Information Directors of America.

    Murphy, who was named to the District 4 College Division Second team, is a two-year starter at defensive tackle for the Colonels and has posted a 3.65 GPA in a double-major of anthropology and sociology.

    Murphy has been on the Dean’s List three times and has been on the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Academic Honor Roll three times.

  • Rockets’ season ends...

    Early on, the game had all the makings of an upset.

    A little scuffle before the game had Shelby County fired up, the Rockets hit a big pass play for a quick, early score, and the game was close, 17-10, as the first half wound down in Shelby County’s first-round playoff game at Male High School on Friday.

    But the Bulldogs asserted themselves quickly and advanced to second round with a 59-31 victory over the Rockets.

  • Rockets fall 59-31 at Male

    For a quarter and a half it looked like the Rockets would have a chance for an upset at Male High School Friday.

    The Bulldogs, however, weren't ready for their season to end and scored early and often in the second half on the way to a 59-31 win. Male scored a touchdown with less than a minute to go in the second quarter, then scored 28 in third and added another score early in the fourth to blow the game open.

  • Eden gets All-state honor

    Shelby County cross-country standout Stacey Eden was named to the All-State Team after placing second at the State Meet on Nov. 15.

    This is the second year in a row that the Kentucky Track and Cross County Coaches Association has tabbed Eden as one of the state’s top runners in Class 3A.

    Eden, a junior, set his goal at the beginning of the season to win state, but said he’s happy with his success this year.

    “This is the best season I’ve had so far, so I can’t complain,” he said.

  • SCHS beats Rockcastle in...

    When the Rockets collided Monday night, there was only one team left standing.

    Playing In the Capital City Invitational at the at Frankfort Convention Center, the Shelby County Rockets flew around the court, hit the boards hard and played tough defense to take down the Rockcastle County Rockets, 55-33.

  • Darryl Hicks: Mature beyond his...

    Just looking at Darryl Hicks, he appears to be just like any other player on the Shelby County High School basketball team.

    You see loads of potential in his long, 6-foot-2, 175-pound frame that appears to have room to grow.

    What you don't see is that Hicks has to ride the bus to practice everyday, and he doesn't clown around with his teammates in the hall between classes.

    That’s because he is 14 years old and an eighth grader at West Middle School.

    But he also is the first player off the bench for the Rockets.